Lydia Galloway 1859-1934 was husband Frances Marion Pettit 1853-1883 as listed on Find A Grave or not this one, Thanks

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Her son was John Fuller Pettit [[Pettit-1647]]

actually on the death certificate on the Find A  Grave Memorial
WikiTree profile: Lydia Pettit
in Genealogy Help by Donnie Blackstone G2G6 Pilot (268k points)

3 Answers

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It appears from the data on John's brother Jennings Bryan Petit that these are the parents. 

Source: "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 27 February 2017), John T Petit in household of Francis Petit, Civil District 12, White Pine Tree, Jefferson, Tennessee, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 53, sheet 14B, family 268, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,580.

United States Census, 1900 Civil District 12, White Pine Tree, Jefferson, Tennessee

Francis Petit             Head     M     38     North Carolina
Lydia M Petit     Wife     F     41     North Carolina
Kettie L Petit             Dau     F     14     North Carolina
William H Petit     Son      M     13     North Carolina
John T Petit             Son            M     10     North Carolina
James M Petit     Son            M     8     North Carolina
Garland A Petit     Son            M     6     North Carolina
Jennig B Petit     Son            M     3     North Carolina
Margret E Petit     Mother     F     63     North Carolina

Source: "North Carolina Deaths, 1931-1994," database, FamilySearch ( : 1 July 2015), Jennings Bryan Pettit Sr., 16 May 1973; citing Asheville, Buncombe Co., North Carolina, 16678, State Department of Archives and History, Raleigh; FHL microfilm 1,983,768.

Name     Jennings Bryan Pettit Sr.
Death 16 May 1973      Asheville, Buncombe Co., North Carolina
Burial Date     18 May 1973
Burial Place     Brevard, N.C.
Cemetery     Gillespie-Evergreen
Residence  105 Minor Street, Brevard, Transylvania Co., North Carolina
White Male  Age 76 Married
Occupation     Shoe Repair
Birth Date     25 Jan 1897     North Carolina
Father     Francis M. Pettit
Mother     Lydia Galloway
Spouse     Lottie Norton
Reference ID     16678

by Chris Hoyt G2G6 Pilot (839k points)
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His name is listed as her husband on her death cert. @ Findagrave.
by Mary Cole G2G6 Pilot (108k points)
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I'm not sure why you'd question his name, since the death cert. information was provided by son Jennings. However, he apparently also went by the name Frank, as he is named in the 1910 U.S. Census in South Carolina, where Lydia M., Jennings, John F and other children are listed also. Family search also lists Francis Marion Petit (although in other places it is spelled Pettit) as the father of Jennings, born in 1897. With his name on Lydia's death certificate, on son Jenning's birth record, and as Frank, a common nickname for Francis, on the census. I think we can say that Francis Marion Pettit was Lydia's husband.


  Frank M Petit
Event Type Census
Event Date 1910
Event Place Liberty, Pickens, South Carolina, United States
Gender Male
Age 48
Marital Status Married
Race White
Race (Original) White
Relationship to Head of Household Head
Relationship to Head of Household (Original) Head
Birth Year (Estimated) 1862
Birthplace North Carolina
Father's Birthplace North Carolina
Mother's Birthplace North Carolina
Sheet Letter A
Sheet Number 13






Frank M Petit Head M 48 North Carolina
Lydia M Petit Wife F 51 North Carolina
Kittie L Petit Daughter F 24 North Carolina
William H Petit Son M 22 North Carolina
John F Petit Son M 26 North Carolina
James M Petit Son M 18 North Carolina
Jenings B Petit Son M 13 North Carolina
Mary Lee Petit Daughter F 7 Tennessee
by Jim Parish G2G6 Pilot (170k points)

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